country of citizenship:
United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: Stony Brook University
award received: Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting, George Polk Award
Scott Higham is a Pulitzer Prize-winning member of The Washington Post's investigations unit. He has conducted numerous investigations for the news organization, including an examination of abuse at the Abu Ghraib prison, and waste and fraud in Homeland Security contracting. The Abu Ghraib investigation was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting, and the series on contracting won the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award for large newspapers. He has also conducted investigations into spending at Guantanamo Bay and conflicts of interests on Capitol Hill.Higham, Sari Horwitz and Sarah Cohen were awarded the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for their investigation into the deaths of foster children in Washington DC. Higham and Sari Horwitz are also co-authors of Finding Chandra: A True Washington Murder Mystery. The non-fiction book chronicles the 2001 disappearance of Washington, DC intern Chandra Levy, whose remains were found one year later in an isolated area of the city's 2,800-acre (11 km2) Rock Creek Park. The book was a finalist for an Edgar Award, sponsored by Mystery Writers of America.
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